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Agii Pantes

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Agii Pantes
(All Saints)


The small Byzantine church of All Saints is situated on Kiriakou street near the Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium in Ambelokipi. The church has been in its present form since the renovation and restoration of 1956.

There is no information regarding to the church’s foundation or history. It can, however, be dated to the 11th century on the basis of its architectural form. The fact that the church is found in a suburb of the medieval city of Athens, as well as certain archaeological finds (during excavation in the area several buildings related to the church were found), indicate that the church used to be the main church of a Byzantine monastery.

The building is of the four-columned cross-in-square type with an eight-sided dome. The façades are modeled according to the Athenian churches of this era. The masonry follows the cloisonné style and there is plain decoration only on the windows and openings. The numerous ancient architectural elements incorporated into the walls, many of which have inscriptions, are particularly interesting. Today the church is the parish of the Petraki Monastery.

Location map Kiriakou street
Nearest metro station Ambelokipi
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